Sakura Gakuin: Tower Record Cafe Collaboration with MiniPati

TOWER RECORDS CAFE opens the collaboration cafe with Sakura Gakuin cooking club Minipati at TOWER RECORDS CAFE Shibuya and Omotesando shops.


This is the 3rd consecutive year of Tower Record Cafe and Minipati collaboration. The collaboration is to promote the Sakura Gakuin 5th album『Sakura Gakuin 2014 Nendo~Kimi ni Todoke~』which is going to be released in March 25th. The members of Minipati, Kikuchi Moa, Mizuno Yui, and Taguchi Hana, who are active since 2011 are graduating this March the 29th. This is likely to be the last collaboration with the current Minipati members.


The fancy collaboration menu offered every year is also going strong. This 2015,「Sparkling Cook☆Minipati Sakura Chiffon・Mochi Berry Cheerful Bright servings ♡ with Bubbly Sakura・Yogurt」is on the menu. Last year’s Tower Records Cafe collaboration menu proposal is also here, the song『Hirari!Kirakira☆Yamiyami Museum』was based on the recipe as an implementation of the reverse collaboration.

Minipati gave the name of the collaboration menu with consideration of, the customers will enjoy the Sakura Chiffon with Red-white Manjuu (bun) and Pudding ice around it as their beloved sweets decorated in an artistic sense such as sparkling colorful jelly combined with the drinks, also the customers who ordered the menu will receive special photo as gifts.
The Collaboration Cafe is currently opening a pre-sale for Minipati original goods「Minipati☆Lunch Box」, and Tower Records Cafe limited collaboration goods「Minipati × TOWER REOCRDS CAFE Mug cup」is on sale.


The period of the collaboration:
March 20th(Fri)~ March 26th(Thu)

March 24th(Tue)~ March 31st(Tue)

Collaboration Menu:
「Sparkling Cook☆Minipati Sakura Chiffon・Mochi Berry Cheerful Bright servings ♡ with Bubbly Sakura・Yogurt」

Sweets: Pinapple, Pudding ice, Sakura chiffon cake, Kiwi fruits, Whip cream, Mixed berries, Sparkling jelly, Red-White manjuu (bun)
Drinks: Sakura Syrup, Yogurt, Ginger ale
Price: 1,500 yen(with tax)※Sweets & Drinks set

Special: A special Minipati original photo will be given as a present to first arrival customers who ordered the above menu in the period time limit.

Source: Nathalie, BABYMETAL FAN CLUB, Reddit

Sakura Gakuin play Wadaiko

Sakura Gakuin and “Yamato Drum school” bang out a dynamic ensemble


2015 February 1st

On January 31st Sakura Gakuin held one of their public class events at Tokyo’s TFT Hall 500 entitled, “A class with the Yamato Drum school”.

The instructor for the first public class event of 2015 was the Wadaiko (Japanese drums) group, “Yamato” which was formed in 1993. Their base of operations is located in Asukamura, Nara Prefecture but for 6 to 10 months of the year they are performing in countries outside of Japan and have in fact already put on over 3,000 performances overseas.

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The public class event this time was separated into 2 one-hour sessions with the members changing for each 1 hour class. The first hour was attended by Kikuchi Moa, Isono Rinon, Ooga Saki, Yamaide Aiko and Okada Megumi and the second hour was composed of Mizuno Yui, Taguchi Hana, Notsu Yunano, Shirai Saki and Kurashima Sara. In order to acquire as much of abilities as possible in this direct instruction in performing with Japanese drums the girls came dressed in T-shirts and jeans which differs from their usual attire of school uniforms. Also differing from the usual format, Mori -sensei, who usually stands separate from the class as he deals with the give and take between the students and the instructors, this time also joined in with the girls in studying playing the drums.


Before the class began, Kikuchi Moa who attended the first hour session said that she was really looking forward to the class because she has been playing the game “Taiko no Tatsujin” (Drum master) for a long time. But the other day she got beat when playing against Taguchi Hana and has lost her confidence. And because of this stated her intent of doing her best today to get back her confidence. The Fukei were really roused by Isono’s new way of introducing herself-”I am!” “Rino—n!”. In the second hour, Taguchi announced with a spark in her eye that if she is to create a new club she would choose the Japanese drums and that she had been thinking of taking up the study of Japanese drums anyway and so was really looking forward to this class. And in the same manner of Kikuchi Moa who attended the 1st hour session she spoke of her objectives in the class as also having to do with “Taiko no Tatsujin”.

To begin the class, “Yamato” put on a performance serving as their initial greetings to attendees. Watching this overpowering and thrilling performance at such a close proximity the girls all expressed their excitement with comments such as, “Amazing!” and “My heart felt like it was going to burst”. Next “Yamato” led the girls through a part of the kind of training they do on regular basis. Everyone was shocked to learn just how hard their training is. One example being that “Yamato” members will swing a gigantic drum stick that weighs over 10 kilograms a thousand times in one day.

Isono and Notsu in their respective 1st and 2nd hour performances played the gigantic bass drum while the other members performed and practiced on the drums known as Miyadaiko. In order to incorporate the the rhythm of the drum beats into themselves the girls vocalized verbal chants as they played using a technique of alternating chants of, “Yo!”, “Seiya-!” and “Ha-!”. To conclude the 1st hour class “Yamato” and Mori-sensei put on a group performance. The members of Sakura Gakuin thrilled the audience with dynamic drum ensemble with their powerful beating of the drums.

At the end of the second hour at the request of Taguchi the members bet on the gigantic bass drum with the heavy drumstick while screaming out what is on their mind. After this Mizuno looked back on the day and reflected, “I think it is very Sakura Gakuin-ish that with each member doing their individual best we were able to create a unified performance”, bringing the class to a close.


Get a Kawaii overdose with this Mini-Pati event!

If you have a weak health and very sensitive to kawaii you should handle these 4 Mini-Pati video very carefully, because you could die suddenly of avery painfull kawaii overdose.

Minipati (ミニパティ), or Mini-Patissier, is a sub unit of the idol group Sakura Gakuin. They are the third sub unit to debut from the group, following Twinklestars and BABYMETAL. The group first appeared on Sakura Gakuin’s debut album Sakura Gakuin 2010 Nendo ~message~ in April 2011, performing the tracks “Happy Birthday” and “Princess☆a la mode”. The second song did not appear on the limited editions of this CD.


Mini-Pati are Mizuno Yui (Yellow), Kikuchi Moa (Green) and Taguchi Hana (Pink).

In these videos, Mini-Pati seem to be a part of a cooking contest we can see them talking giving interview, tasting food and do a mini concert.

Sakura Gakuin were at Makuhari concert yesterday

Sakura Gakuin members were at the Makuhari concert yesterday and take this photo backstage.

We went to cheer them up for BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR FINAL in MAKUHARI yesterday!! So happy seeing their certain growth both in physically and mentally since our last time seeing here. We were also glad to see the concert togethe with Sakura Gakuin graduates, so that was a good stimulus for us. (heart)

From left to right : horiuchi marina, taguchi hana, notsu yunano, sugisaki nene, ooga saki, iida raura, sato hinata

Sakura Gakuin Mini Pati Interview at JAM EXPO 2014

Here we have a very, i mean very, kawaii interview video with Mini Pati members.

For those who want to listen Mini Pati here is a very addictive song Miracle Patiful Humberger.

Mini Pati is a Sakura Gakuin Subgroups with Taguchi Hana (pink), Mizuno Yui (yellow) and Kikuchi Moa (green). They are the third sub unit to debut from the group, following Twinklestars and BABYMETAL.

The group first appeared on Sakura Gakuin’s debut album Sakura Gakuin 2010 Nendo ~message~ in April 2011, performing the tracks “Happy Birthday” and “Princess☆a la mode”.

Sakura Gakuin Mini Pati